Official Guide to Edinburgh
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Nina Nesbitt

Edinburgh singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt is best known for first hit single “Stay Out” which peaked at number twenty one on the UK Singles Chart in 2013. Nina has supported renowned acts such as Ed Sheeran and Example on their European tours and covered Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Don’t Stop’ for a John Lewis advertising campaign. Peroxide, her debut album, was released in February 2014.  

When I hear the words ‘This Is Edinburgh’, the first thing that springs to mind is…

Edinburgh Castle as it's one of the biggest landmarks in the UK. It can be seen from all over the city and gives the most beautiful panoramic views of Edinburgh. I love the daily gunfire at 1pm as tourists are always in such awe, it’s a great tradition and really adds to the grandeur of the castle and the city’s atmosphere.

What makes me particularly proud to come the city is….

The beautiful architecture. The Dome Bar on George Street has such intricate stone masonry, it is one of the most opulent buildings I have ever seen. The people are always friendly too which makes the city feel really warm and homely.

Edinburgh looks especially beautiful when…

It's New Year as the firework displays are always so impressive and look magical against the backdrop of our historic buildings. The city has a great vibe over Hogmanay, it’s my favourite place to spend New Year as you can’t help but immerse yourself in the festivities.

My first ever gig in Edinburgh was…

At an Electric Circus acoustic night. Some really impressive bands have played there so it’s quite a cool venue to have made my gigging debut.  
 
For a little cultural inspiration, you can’t beat a visit to…

Edinburgh Castle as it has such a unique cultural identity. It contains Scotland’s crown jewels, three military museums, the Scottish National War Memorial, the Prisons of War exhibition so it’s filled to the brim with history. It’s a place that I can visit again and again, and each time be guaranteed to discover something new.

As a local, my hidden gem that most visitors to Edinburgh may miss is…

I love The Caves in the Grassmarket -I saw my friend Passenger play there. It's a great venue and kind of hidden away.